Prime7 reporter Mel Wightman finds a positive result from the otherwise negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the local entertainment industry.
Faced with having his first album tour and gigs cancelled, Central West NSW musician Robbie Mortimer spent his time in lockdown writing songs (including 'Mountains & the Sea', heard here).
Local Orange recording studio Dotted Eight has been kept busy with a constant stream of musicians recording music.
To support the industry, owner Craig Honeysett also put on live stream events so local musicians could perform.
This news report aired on 9 November 2020.